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November 13-17, 2000 / Aban 23-27, 1379

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* Book: Sciolino's book reading in Washington DC
* Rights: Nominate Batebai for student peace prize


* Rights: Petition against Berlin trial
Art: Ostovany's art show, Germany
Grant: $20,000 academic grant for new Americans

* Charity: Raising funds for children in Irvine
* Heritage: Persian mummies must be returned to Iran
* Rights: Nominate Batebai for student peace prize
Rights: Signatures in support of Eshkevari

* Academic: Iran featured in New School quarterly
* Art: Scholarship for artists
* Aid: Iran Water Aid endorsement
* Literature: Women writers of diaspora
* Rights: Support freedom of the press
* Support: Donations to journalists in Iran

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* Petition against Berlin trial

Petition for the immediate release of 17 Iranians brought to trial for participation in Berlin conference in April 2000 >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Ostobany's art show, Germany

Yari Ostovany's paintings will be on display in Koln, Germany, at the Cultural House of Iran until December 23 >>> DETAILS HERE

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* $20,000 academic grant for new Americans

What: The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

What: Each year (max of 2yrs) the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow.

When: Deadline for application is Thurs, Nov 30 >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Sciolino's book reading in Washington DC

The Iranian-American Cultural Association of Washington DC takes great pleasure in hosting Ms. Elaine Sciolino, senior writer for the Washington bureau of "The New York Times". Ms. Sciolino will discuss and sign her newly acclaimed book "Persian Mirror: The Elusive Face of Iran". * DATE & TIME: Saturday, 18 November 2000, at 2:00-4:00 p.m. * PLACE & ADDRESS: Room 307, Marvin Center, The George Washington University, 800 21st Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Conveniently located just blocks away from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station on the Blue and Orange lines Street parking available. * Reception following. * Admission: $5.00, Free for students with a valid ID card.

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* Raising funds for children in Irvine

Fundraising Gala 2000 Saturday November 18, 2000 for the Child Foundation Chapter of Southern California. Dinner, Danc, Live Auction and Live entertainment with; Sattar & Lailla Forouhar. Master of ceremony : Mrs. Shoreh Aghdashloo >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Persian mummies must be returned to Iran - Letter

Please provide your comments regarding the following letter. Moreover, if you are interested in signing the final version of this letter, please send an e-mail to Professor Mohammad Ala ( Recent news of five mummies in their sarcophagus which were stolen from Iran, and at present time are in Pakistan, concerns us a great deal. These mummies with the jewels and other valuable artifacts must be returned to Iran. >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Nominate Batebai for student peace prize

You can nominate Ahmad Batebi for a student peace prize in Norway. Batebi was arrested during the student protests in the summer of 1999. The Economist magazine published his photograph on its front cover. You can write your own nomination letter or use the letter here and email it to:

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* Scholarship for artists

Gallery Ovissi, private art Gallery in Northern California, & Evolving Perceptions, Iranian art organization based in Washington DC are proud to announce:


Scholarship is open to all Iranian and Iranian-American students, 18-30 years of age, studying and living in the United States If eligible please submit the following >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Women writers of Iranian diaspora: Deadline extended

A new collection of writing aims to bring together the chorus of voices by and about women of the Iranian Diaspora. We are seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction essays for a new collection of writing by and about Iranian women in the Diaspora. Works that particularly challenge the notion of a homogeneous Iranian female and that reflect a feminist perspective are encouraged. This new collection of writings authored by women attempts to give voice to the unique visions, concerns, and struggles that have been central for Iranian women in the Diaspora >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Helping drought victims in Iran

Iranian Health Foroum e-News ( -- To help the victims of Iran's worst drought in 30 years, donors can make their contributions directly to the Iranian government or to relevant UN agencies. (See news here)

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is prepared to serve as a channel for unearmarked contributions to be used for relief assistance. These will then be allocated in consultation with theGovernment of Iran and relevant organizations in the United Nations system.

Funds should be transferred to:

OCHA account No. CO-590.160.0
Swift code: UBSWCHZ12A at the UBS bank of Switzerland
P.O. Box 2770, CH-1211 Geneva 2
with reference: OCHA - Iran - Drought

OCHA provides donors with written confirmation and pertinent details concerning the utilization of the funds contributed. For coordination purposes, donors are requested to inform OCHA Geneva of bilateral relief missions/pledges/contributions and their corresponding values by item.

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* Support freedom of the press

An unprecedented attack has started against the press in Iran. Some 22 newspapers, weeklies, and other publications have been ordered shut by the judiciary. We condemn the closing of the newspapers and the jailing of their editors and writers. We support freedom of expression for all. We condemn suppression of the people's rights and voices in all shapes and forms. We ask that you join us by placing the "Free Iran Press" ribbon on your site. You are welcome to link the ribbon to this page, or copy it to your site. >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Donations to journalists in Iran

To those who want to support the independent press and their laid off staff in Iran: You can send donations to a relative/friend in Iran and ask them to deposit to: Bank Saderat-e-Iran  Account # 1617  Branch Code: 2921 in Tehran (Palestine Enghelab Branch). People in Iran have so far (May 11) donated over 13 million tomans.

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